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Report on the State Convention of the Colored Citizens of New York, Held at Schenectady, September 18-20, 1844.


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respectfully, but fearlessly submit our conduct in this matter, to your decision; assured, whatever the decision may be, that we will continue to labor along with you to obtain that priceless boon, that glorious privilege, that last, best RIGHT OF FREEMEN, the enjoyment of the Elective Franchise! A right, our only safe claim to which can be based upon our bringing to the altar of the Empire State, and of our common country, an independence in thought, an intelligence in opinion, a devotedness in patriotism, a sternness of integrity, which shall be above, or at least, equal to, the standard occupied by those of our fellow-citizens who now do vote.

With great respect,

Ulysses B. Vidal,

James M'Cune Smith,

Delegates from the city of N.Y. to the State Convention, held at Schenectady, Sept. 18th, 1844

National Anti-Slavery Standard, October 24, 1844.

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